I arrived in Vegas last night for my first Virtuoso Travel Week!  As an affiliate of Virtuoso, I am invited to its annual meeting.  There will be over 4,000 Virtuoso travel advisors and suppliers such as hotels, tour operators, cruise companies and resorts from over 90  countries!  The majority of my time will be spent meeting suppliers from all over the World.  It will be like speed dating. I will sit at a table and a representative of either a hotel, tour operator etc.  will have four minutes to present their product to me.  Many will have an iPad with a slide presentation and pictures of that destination. I can ask questions and determine if their product or services fit the needs and desires of my clients. I also have private 10 minute meetings set up with suppliers that I have specifically requested to assist in my research for current clients. I am going to find the very best suppliers for my clients, so they will have the vacation of their dreams.  apparently, this week is so important to the suppliers that, most often, I will be meeting with the President of the company. When I actually book my clients with their company, my clients will most likely receive preferential treatment due to my relationship with such company. This week is going to be a lot of fun.  Right now, however, I am taking some time to relax at the spa at Caesar's Palace!  I'll be sure to give my review of it.  I am signed up for the Red Carpet Facial!  Next on my list is a visit to the Chanel boutique.  Just kidding Billy!

Julie Jones